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How do we respond when we are in a heated battle? Do we blow up, yell, scream, and walk away angry?

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It looks like it’s their first blow out. Seriously, as I examine this picture the funnier it gets. Here’s what I observed:

The Bride’s facial expression is telling it all. Look closely at her mouth, I can almost read her lips. She is saying, “What are you doing?” Her hands are flying up in the air, she must be an Italian.

Now examine the groom. Why is his face in the smoke? Maybe he wants a steam facial before he gets to the reception. Car engines are hot. Not a wise thing to do if your car looks like its ready to explode. They should have chosen a limo! He will quickly have to learn the art of walking or looking away when things explode. It saves one from getting burned.

How do we respond when we are in a heated battle? Do we blow up, yell, scream, and walk away angry? Things in life are thrown at us for various reasons and usually at the most difficult times. This couple is on their wedding day. Did they know that there would be a breakdown? I don’t think so.  He’s staring at the smoke wishing he would have stayed out with the guys last week at his Bachelor party.

He should have read his Bible and prayed for this: “Look! It is the king’s marriage carriage. The love seat surrounded by sixty champions, the mightiest of Israel’s host are like pillars of protection.” Song of Solomon 3: 7

Indeed, his “love bug” needs to be rescued from the marriage carriage. The accompanying champions of mighty hosts would help too. He’s in deep doo-doo with his wife, and everyone’s waiting to see their grand entrance at the reception. The hors d’oeuvres are all gone by now, and the steam on his face, from his facial, has now run down onto his tux. Maybe it will refresh his now wilted boutonniere?

Those pillars that come to rescue “Are angelic warriors standing ready with swords to defend the king and his fiancee (now bride) from every terror of the night. The place where they sit together is sprinkled with crimson. Love and mercy cover this carriage, blanketing this tabernacle throne. The king Himself had made it for those who will become His bride.” Song of Solomon 3: 8-10

If you’re waiting for “a marriage made in heaven,” that already has been promised. Some may wait longer than others.

Let love and mercy always blanket and cover your union with your spouse, especially in those difficult times, when all seems wrong, God can make it right.

Why? Warriors have been assigned to protect and guide. Their swords are drawn to fight and protect against evil and harm, not to be drawn at one another. Watch where they are pointed. Our spouse is never an enemy.

Keeping Love And Mercy As My Blanket,

Mary Beth Pecora


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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and were Ordained in May of 2023. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com